Archive for January 21st, 2021

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Yet Another Ending of Mine by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

No way I am still this loss and you another wrong man bringing blood to the top of my skin.

Yes I put a galleon in a bottle at the top of my neck.

Where my head was can act the metaphor for how I never understood what to do

with this woman’s body of mine,

if it was meant to be so brown and thick and hard. I’ve since birthed rooms of whole clouds,
assembled a phantom cat from the shed hair of an embodied cat.

Yes I fell out of my mother and she’s been searching the seas for me since.

Once a box of matches exploded in my face. Once I let a man’s penis inside because I was bored and then I was bored ever after.

I learned to sober up on the cheap, kept my ashes in plain sight.

Eventually time escapes from all deeds but not this, not this.

From: https://gulfcoastmag.org/online/summer/fall-2020/4-poems-bertram/

Date: 2020

By: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (19??- )